Barking dogs a nuisance, says mayor

BULAWAYO - Martin Moyo, the Bulawayo mayor,  left councillors in stitches when he said dogs should not bark.

The mayor said this at a full council meeting held at the city chambers on Thursday.

“Dogs should not bark as they make a lot of noise for neighbours.

“They should be trained to attack quietly,” he said.

Moyo said every dog should be vaccinated.

“Dogs should be vaccinated against rabies.

“Owners should take care of their dogs because many a times, dogs are hit by cars as they will be loitering on the streets,” he said
Jeremiah Mlandu, who has three pet dogs, said training a dog not to bark is dangerous.

“If we train dogs not to bark, it means we will not be alert when they attack people.

“There is a reason why God made dogs bark,” he said.

Malvin Dube said it is impossible to train dogs not to bark because that is their means of communication.

He said it is just the same as saying people should not talk.

An eight-year-old was killed by two bull dogs in Cowdray Park recently.

The dogs came out through the gate while their owner Bruce Dliwayo was driving in.

Dliwayo rushed to save the child when he heard the dogs barking but to no avail.

Comments (7)

silly debate

frog - 10 March 2014

Dogs should not loitre, and should bark.

think - 10 March 2014

Dogs should not loitre, and should bark.

think - 10 March 2014

I think the mayor should be taken to Ingutsheni mental asylum . That's all . Thank you .

muntu - 10 March 2014

The mayor should come and spend the a night in Lochinvar, Hre and get punished by one very silly Baker's Inn bread vendor who rings his bell and sounds his scooter's hooter non stop at around 6 am every morning, then the mayor will know what real annoying noise is like. I have grown to hate even the Baker's Inn bread because of this stupid guy

Nokorai - 10 March 2014

Oh shut up Mr. Mayor, dogs communicate through barking!!! Where do we get these people from???????

Observer - 11 March 2014

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